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New Bill Introduced in Minnesota Turns “Snow Days” into “School Days” for Students

Minnesota Legislators are hoping to replace snow days with 'e-learning' days

MINNESOTA — Students in Minnesota may want to take advantage of any upcoming snow days before they’re over with for good. Sleeping in, building snowmen or having play dates with friends is what usually comes to mind when we think of having snow days. Yet, students may be kissing these days goodbye as lawmakers in Minnesota are working on establishing…

No Travel Advisory in Parts of North Dakota

A no travel advisory is out for all of northwest and north central parts of the state due to blowing and drifting snow

  NORTH DAKOTA — Conditions have gone from bad to worse in North Central North Dakota. The DOT has closed Highway 83 from Minot to the Minot Air Force Base due to multiple accidents blocking the roadway. A no travel advisory is out for all of northwest and north central parts of the state due to blowing and drifting snow….

City Workers Explain the Smelly Side of Showering

What causes these odors and why you shouldn't be concerned

FARGO, N.D. — Many people in the Valley could be getting weird smells from their shower at this time of year. If your water smells earthy, Fargo city workers have an answer. They say any smell of chlorine or organic smells coming from your shower aren’t something you should be concerned about. “We generally see this at the end of…

NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

Two NDSU Students Killed In Car Accident

Two NDSU students were killed when their vehicle spun out of control on I-94

NDSU is mourning the loss of two students who were killed in a car accident last night. The accident happened along I-94 just east of Moorhead. According the Minnesota State Patrol, Danie Thomssen, Carson Roney and Haley Visto were traveling together going westbound on Interstate 94 around 10 on Saturday night when their car suddenly spun out of control. There…

Frostival 2017 Shows That You Can Have Fun in the Cold

Frostival is a day of fun-filled cold-weather events

FARGO, N.D. — Twenty-nine degrees may be cold for some, but for others it’s perfect for the 2017 Frostival. If you happened to see kids sliding down hills in cardboard sleds, don’t be confused – it’s all a part of  Frostival 2017. Most of the events started at 8:30 am after last night’s opening ceremony. From cardboard sled races to…

Sneak Peek at the Frostival Ice Sculptures

There's a wide range of creative projects coming together at the Hjemkomst Center

FARGO, N.D. — The second annual F–M Frostival kicked off Friday, but before the celebration began snow carvers were hard at work getting their sculptures in shape. Outside of the Hjemkomst Center among various piles of snow, a variety of artistic forms were taking shape. Some are abstract, others practical like an Igloo. The pieces of frosted art are being…

Warm or Cold: Frostival Will Go On!

A warm end to January means a rough start to some winter events

While many welcome the warmer January, winter events continue to take a hit. In Fargo, four January days and nights above freezing is unheard of. We may welcome the nice road conditions, but this hard, icy snow is not ideal for winter fun. But this weekend’s Frostival events will mostly live on. “That’s the whole idea of Frostival, we enjoy…

Volunteers Prep for Frostival

Volunteers built igloos and snow cubes for the 2017 Frostival

The 2017 Frostival kicks off this Friday and the community has been working together to build the perfect winter set up. The Frostival will include activities such as cardboard sled races, snow fort making and a winter rocks skating event. Today, 13 volunteers put on their snow boots and came out to the Hjemkomst to build igloos and snow cubes…

Snow Business: Where Does Fargo’s Snow…Go?

Throughout the year, city workers carry away piles of plowed snow

We’ve all seen the big trucks taking mounds of snow away from our streets, but where does it all go? City workers spent all morning moving piles of snow from the Rose Creek neighborhood to a new home for the winter. There are four designated spots where excess snow is taken to in Fargo. Before it all gets hauled away,…